February Prize Drawing – Enter and Win!

Make a Fab Bead Egg: pattern and supplies kit

Thanks to everyone for participating in the KnitHeartStrings KALs over the last few years. Your membership is truly appreciated. Here’s to another year of knitting fun together. The monthly prize drawings are part of the fun that is continuing in 2015. Here is the second prize to kick off the year. You could be this month’s lucky winner. Good luck!

Fab Bead Egg e-Pattern AND Supplies Pak for Fab Bead Egg

Win the pattern and all supplies to make a Fab Bead Egg.

Fab Bead Egg

Fab Bead Egg

Fab Bead Eggs is a Faberge inspired knitting pattern for beaded 3-dimensional egg shape whimsies.

These eggs do not pretend to approach the magnificence of true Faberge, yet you can take pride in them as your own little works of art. Undoubtedly, you’ll impress everyone with your bead-sparkly creativity. Besides, they are simply fun to knit and display.

The winner of the February prize drawing for the MAKE A FAB BEAD EGG Pattern and Supplies Kit will get their choice of any color combo of beads and yarn still in stock at time of drawing. Your prize even includes the upgrade option of quality no-lump polyfill stuffing for your Fab Bead Egg.

yarn and bead color combos for making Fab Bead Egg

yarn and bead color combos for making Fab Bead Egg

To Participate in the Make a Fab Bead Egg Giveaway

To enter the giveaway and earn extra entries in 4 different ways, see the Prize Giveaways page.

A random drawing will be made of all entries from Feb 1 – 28, 2015. I’ll announce the winner as soon as possible after that. I hope the winner will be YOU! Good luck.

Congratulations to Darlene Eddy, winner of the January Prize Drawing for the set of 2 Hearty Hearts Linen Jacquard Woven Towels. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! (which as you’ve probably guessed is our favorite holiday around here at HeartStrings)I’ll post the next Prize Drawing soon. Check back to see what you can win!

Prizes and Winners for previous drawings:         2013         2014         2015

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First Giveaways for 2015!

Thanks to everyone for participating in the KnitHeartStrings KALs over the last few years. Your membership is truly appreciated. Here’s to another year of knitting fun together.

Along with the Beyond BOBBOL series of bit-size KAL learning projects, monthly giveaways are part of the fun that is continuing in 2015.

To close out last year’s giveaways, congratulations go to Martha Dolbeer for winning the drawing of a Premium Level Membership. Since Martha is a current Premium Annual member, the prize extends her Annual Premium membership by another year.

January 2015 Giveaway – Hearty Hearts

Here is the first prize giveaway to kick off the year. You could be this month’s lucky winner.

Hearty Hearts 100% Linen Jacquard Woven Towels

Linen is special in a practical way. The naturally anti-bacterial fibers dry quickly, resist mildew and keep germs at bay.

The winner will receive 2 Hearty Hearts linen towels, one of each color blue and green. Each towel is approximately 20″ x 28″.

hearty-hearts-green-and-blue

These towels are attractive on both sides because the design is actually woven into the fabric rather than printed on. They will be sure to find many uses, e.g. in your kitchen, or as a lap towel while knitting/crocheting/spinning, or a tea tray cloth, etc.

hearty-hearts-linen-towel

Regular price $11.95 each. Additional towels are available in the KnitHeartStrings Store here.

To Participate in the Hearty Hearts Prize Giveaway

See how to enter the drawing on the Prize Giveaway page. Good luck!

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Ready Set Knit Beyond BOBBOL 2015

To celebrate the new year, we are kicking off Beyond BOBBOL 2015 with a brand new, never before offered pattern in the HeartStrings pattern collections: Lace Embellished Towel

Lace Embellished Towel

Lace Embellished Towel

With this pretty lace edging, you can turn an ordinary towel into something extraordinary. Whether you make it for yourself or a gift for someone else, I promise that your lace-edged towel will have a special place in the heart and home.

Today opens the official start to the Lace Embellished Towel KAL. And there are special offers now available for Premium, Basic and Free Level members that I don’t want you to miss out on.

So be sure you are logged in with your username/password, then go to the Lace Embellished Towel KAL page to see your best discount. Depending on your membership level, you will qualify for a generous 50% to 100% discount on the KAL pattern now thru Feb 24, 2015.

Cheers to a knit-tingly wonderful year in 2015!

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Don’t Miss a Thing … Beyond BOBBOL 2015

Lori I. wrote:
“… you’ve made knitting come alive for me again, and i don’t want to miss a thing.”

Happy new year! We are going Beyond BOBBOL again in 2015 with projects tailored to appetizer portions of unique stitches and techniques made easy with KnitHeartStrings extra hand-holding KAL’s. Even if you already know how, I think you will find the projects fun (and who knows, you might even pick up a tip or trick along the way).

Each month’s KAL project will be selected with a focus on building skills in bit-sized steps. Some projects will be lace and some not. Some will be beads and some not. Some will go beyond lace and beads to try new things in other areas. There will be something for everyone.  Continue reading

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Next Up KAL: Lace Embellished Towel

Turn an ordinary towel into something extraordinary. Whether for yourself or a gift for someone else, a Lace Embellished Towel will have a special place in the heart and home.

Lace Embellished Towel

Lace Embellished Towel

Lace edging is 3″ by 16″ or as needed to fit the towel to which you will attach the lace

Pattern Stitch Instructions: Charted and written

Construction: A strip of lace edging is knitted flat in one piece, then hand-sewn to a towel

Pattern Availability and Shopping List

Check the Next Up KAL page in the Knit-A-Longs area of this site for the schedule of when the  Lace Embellished Towel pattern will be available with special offers for KnitHeartStrings member. The Shopping List is available there NOW so you can meantime get your materials and supplies ready to knit when the KAL begins January 20th.

An Invitation to Join Us for KnitHeartStrings KAL’s

I hope you will join us to knit and learn along for Lace Embellished Towel. If you are not yet a member of KnitHeartStrings, you can Join Here for our monthly knit-a-longs.

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Lacyflake KAL patterns available now

Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge
in a complex world.
— Oscar Wilde

To close out 2014 and start off the new year, we will knit lacy snowflakes. The KAL features a special edition pattern for the small center-out medallion of Lacyflakes.

Snow is beautiful, especially when you can stay warm and cuddly indoors while knitting snowflakes. This small snowflake medallion starts at the center and grows in lacy rounds until completed with a free-form lace bind off technique.

Small Center-Out Lacyflake snowflake medallion

Small Center-Out Lacyflake snowflake medallion

The special edition Lacyflake #1 pattern is available HERE with special offers to KAL members.

Note to Premium members: check the Premium Area for your bonus Lacyflakes pattern that includes 4 versions of snowflakes made with center-out and outside-in free-form lace shaping techniques.

Lacyflakes

Lacyflakes

Time-limited Offers for KAL Members

Be sure to visit the Knitted Snowflakes KAL page with special offers for all KnitHeartStrings members!

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It’s Snowing at KnitHeartStrings!

To close out 2014 and start off the new year, we will knit lacy snowflakes. The KAL features a special edition pattern for the small center-out medallion of Lacyflakes. Stay tuned for announcement of availability of this special edition pattern to the general KnitHeartStrings membership soon.

Small Center-Out Lacyflake snowflake medallion

Small Center-Out Lacyflake snowflake medallion

Note to Premium members: check the Premium Area NOW for your bonus Lacyflakes pattern that includes 4 versions of snowflakes made with center out and outside in free-form lace shaping techniques.

Lacyflakes

Lacyflakes

Time-limited Offer for Paid Plans Members

As part of the benefits of paid level plans, the featured monthly KAL pattern is available to KnitHeartStrings Basic Level and Premium Level members as a FREE DOWNLOAD for a limited time during the KAL in the Knit-A-Longs area of the site.

Note to Premium level members: Check the Premium Area for your coupon code to deliver the featured KAL pattern free to your Ravelry library. Early access begins prior to the KAL opening date for other members, so be sure to check the Premium Area for new specials and bonuses often.

Time-limited Offer for Free Limited Content Members

Limited Content Level members get free access to all tutorials, tips & techniques articles. As a thank you for participating in the KAL, you also get 50% DISCOUNT off the featured monthly KAL pattern. Note: Discount period varies so please see details with dates announced for each KAL.

For even more savings and extra benefits, consider upgrading to a Basic or Premium paid plan.

Previous KAL’s

If you missed any of the previous knit-alongs for Bits of Lace 2012, BOBBOL 2013 or Beyond BOBBOL 2014, you can still take advantage of extra bonus FREE tutorials, tips & techniques articles in the blog archives at KnitHeartStrings.

Inviting you to knit along, learn along, and enjoy the making,

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